After living in big cities for 5 years, my husband and I have made our home on the North Shore of Lake Superior near Grand Marais, MN. After growing up on the North Shore, I never expected to make my home here, but sometimes life has wonderful surprises for us. I often joke that I must have a Lake Superior homing device built in that pulled me back, but it is really a great combination of the nature, community, and opportunities that brought me back. And with a husband that grew up in the Southwest! Since living on the North Shore we have grown our family with the addition of a chocolate lab, Maya, and now a daughter.
When we first moved to Grand Marais, I worked with vacation rentals and heard on a regular basis “It’s our dream to live up here!” It is an amazing place, but it also has its challenges like any rural area. I hope to share some of the things we’ve learned along the way that would be helpful if you are thinking of making the North Shore your home or if you live in another rural area. Also, I hope to share adventures that anyone can enjoy if you are visiting our neck of the woods.
In addition to North Shore Living, I write the monthly North Shore Dish column in Northern Wilds Magazine. If you are interested in contacting me about a writing opportunity, please email northshorelivingblog [at] gmail.com.